Many of us know 1 Corinthians as the love chapter. Love is the main character. When I saw this verse, I thought of wisdom. Verse 6 reminds us that we need to seek the truth of righteousness. The only way we can know true righteousness is through studying the Bible.
We live in a society that does not value absolute truth. I fear we have forgotten some of the truth even in the church. We need to spend time reading and learning God’s Word. Then we need to apply it with the heart of love that 1 Corinthians 13 describes.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us instruction on love and righteousness. Please help me to seek the truth from Your Word and share it with others. I want to share Your truth, the only truth.
Those of us who grew up hearing the Bible taught have heard Proverbs 15:1 numerous times. There have been too many examples of “harsh words stirring up anger” in the last few years.
As I have tried to apply this to my own life, my first thought is “calm down!” While there is validity to that thought, I need to make sure that my words have wisdom. I don’t want to take verse one alone and forget to apply verse two. Wisdom is easier to find with calm thoughts. However, calm unwise words are still a risk.
As Christians we need to read and study God’s Word to make sure our words are wise and helpful. I love verse 23 – good words at the appropriate time are good.
Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to have calm wise words at the right time in my conversations. I want to help others to walk the path of wisdom.
Friendship is a necessity of life. No one can live well without good companionship. Problems happen when we don’t choose friends wisely. We need to choose friends who seek Biblical wisdom and will help us do the same.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the wisdom that comes from Your Word. Please help me to walk with wise people and encourage wisdom in those with whom I interact. Your way is the only way worth living.
God’s Word is so important. This is communication directly from the hand and heart of Almighty God. He loves us so much that He provided all we need for life (2 Peter 1:3). Obeying God’s Word does not mean life will be easy. However, working on obedience is like building a muscle. The more we work, the stronger we become.
I think we get tripped up by our feelings in this area. We don’t feel good about obedience or things don’t turn out the way we hope. We need to keep working on building obedience as God commands. We will be rewarded.
Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to obey as You command. Thank You for the rewards You provide. Please help us to wait on You in our obedience.
I have noticed how easy it is to complain. I think that has always been an issue, but it has been even more prevalent in the last two and half years. I know I should thank and praise the Lord more than I do, but sometimes it feels awkward. I want to work on changing that.
There is great wisdom in praising and thanking God. He has given so many good gifts. If you don’t know what they are, read the Bible.
Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You for Who You are and the many wonderful things You have done. Thank You for the gift of salvation, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, and Your Word that gives so much insight for life.